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Saturday 21 October 2017

Dublin will hope to qualify for the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship semi-final when they face Cork next Monday afternoon in Thurles (2.00).

Dublin will hope to qualify for the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship semi-final when they face Cork next Monday afternoon in Thurles (2.00).

For supporters of both codes within the county, it will offer an opportunity to exorcise some demons following last Sunday's disappointing double-header defeat at Semple Stadium.

The Dubs will enter the game buoyed by their Leinster Final performance in which they outclassed Kildare but Cork will offer far sterner opposition according to team manager Cyril Kevlihan (left).

"In some ways it is a new ball game for us now entering the All-Ireland series but we have always taken things one match at a time and we will start focussing our attentions on Cork now.

"Cork are a very strong team, despite losing the Munster Final to Kerry and Munster in general is an especially strong province so that's going to be a major test for us," he said.

The contest will evoke memories of when the sides last met with Dublin prevailing against the Rebel County in Portlaoise on the corresponding August Bank holiday three years ago.

A similar result would help remove some of the despondency attached to Thurles in the meantime.

ALL-IRELAND MFC SEMI-FINAL FOCUS:
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